one year ago today, i started this blog out of one of the great priveleges of modern western civilization: boredom at work. my first post had nothing to say, but i said it anyway. now i only bother posting if something needs to be said; i don't have much time to be bored at work or anywhere else.

one of the things i hate about the time of year we're about to enter into is the lack of anything new or with real content. in its place is a lot of dwelling in the past and list-making. however, i feel there's a decent reason for doing something like that with this blog. while several entries were somewhat frivolous (or simply announced updates to my ocular spectra photoblog), there are other more read-worthy ones, which people may not have the inclination to plow through the archives to find. here are what i think are the more worthwhile posts of the past year, in chronological order (oldest first), named by their subject matter.

breakcore show @ siberia
pandatone, akron/family, stars like fleas @ tonic
subway photo ban
post-post-post-modern culture
hellsbells, george steeltoe ensemble @ free103point9
experimental dance with music by grundik & slava @ cave gallery
wobbly, keith fullerton whitman, sagan @ tonic
on gentrification
pixies @ hammerstein ballroom
doveman + flashpapr @ tonic
la laque @ sin-e
female body image in mainstream american entertainment
colin potter of nurse with wound @ free103point9
new year's eve 2004
low, aarktica @ bowery ballroom + visions of the impending apocalypse
dirty projectors, the winter pageant @ tonic
in praise of leisuretown
stars like fleas, doveman, thomas fehlmann @ tonic
video as an instrument @ the tank
kid606, tommie sunshine @ rothko
WBAR radiothon: akron/family, dirty projectors, other passengers @ the west end
angels of light, akron/family @ tonic
xiu xiu @ knitting factory
onkyo festival: o.blaat, aoki takamasa, elliot sharp, otomo yoshihide, sachiko m + nobukazu takemura, yoshimitsu ichiraku. carl stone, taku hannoda @ japan society
choking victim: written on skin
the stone and nyc music venues
the church and fascism
flaming fire, the dewanatron, squaw @ galapagos + rubulad + contempt @ remote lounge
calla @ knitting factory
adult. @ mercury lounge
family guy live @ town hall
autechre, snd, rob hall @ webster hall
nyc photobloggers meetup
ashes and snow photography exhibit
edison woods, hopeforagoldensummer, the new radio band @ tonic
mahogany, auburn lull dj set @ the newly-opened cake shop
photobloggers 4 + other passengers @ sin-e
c.o.m.a. acoustic benefit concert for abc no rio
saints and lovers @ pianos
minor threat artwork mimicked by nike
a place to bury strangers @ knitting factory + the bunker @ subtonic
the lowered expectations of modern popular culture
get your war on
saxon shore, my best fiend, other passengers @ tonic
kid606, knifehandchop, eats tapes @ northsix
other passengers, a place to bury strangers, sonoma aero @ cake shop
to here knows when: autumn thieves, aarktica @ scenic
the strange case of jandek tickets
on stars like fleas
stars like fleas, flying, panicsville @ tonic
the bunker: end, monolake @ tonic
to here knows when: tungsten 74, my best fiend @ scenic
music media bias
jandek @ anthology film archives
merzbow @ knitting factory
arcade fire @ central park summerstage
stars like fleas @ northsix
calla record release show @ brooklyn lyceum
interpol @ webster hall
katrina benefit: sufjan stevens, akron/family @ bowery ballroom
live and recorded music
psychasthenia society @ collective unconscious
other passengers, skeleton & the girl-faced boys, my best fiend @ pianos
daylight's for the birds, the winter pageant, mobius band @ sin-e
xiu xiu, other passengers @ skirball center

the title of this post is a song by pink floyd.